This Week in Nature

A pair of articles in Nature this week identify genetic mutations associated with schizophrenia. In the first, investigators led by Cardiff University's Michael O'Donovan performed exome sequencing using samples from 623 family trios and found that mutations in genes involved in synaptic processes are overrepresented in individuals with schizophrenia.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.